Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm shortlisted for the 2021 RNA Inclusion Award

Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm has been shortlisted for this year's Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Inclusion Award!

The RNA's annual Industry Awards spotlight professionals across the publishing spectrum who promote and support romantic fiction. Their Inclusion Award recognises those who have championed inclusivity in romantic authorship and publishing.

Laura James, the RNA Industry Awards organiser, said: "'Romantic fiction comes in many forms, which our industry professionals represent and present with skill, style and passion. It is a privilege to honour their creative talent, support and hard work. This year, in addition to our existing awards, I am delighted we are recognising a further four areas of expertise. The categories reflect the diversity of our authors, our readership and our industry, and recognise the amazing quality and accessibility of romantic fiction today, whether traditionally or independently published."

The RNA's Winter Party & Industry Awards ceremony is being held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London (EC3N 2BQ) on 28th October 2021 at 18:30.

Both of Rasheda's two novels have been published here at Jacaranda. Readers can buy her debut Swimming With Fishes and #TwentyIn2020 title Love Again via our online shop.

We congratulate all the incredible finalists, and wish Rasheda the best of luck!